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May 15, 2014
Issue #714
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From the Editor's Pen Gary Barg • Editor-in-Chief • gary@caregiver.com

Gary Barg

The Henry Winkler Interview

Gary Barg: Let me start by saying, Welcome, Mr. Ambassador.

Henry Winkler: Thank you.

Gary Barg: I know that you have an OBE Knighthood from the Queen of England, but you are also the Ambassador for the Open Arms Campaign to help educate people about upper limb spasticity [ULS]. How did you get involved in the campaign?

Henry Winkler: Well, my mother had a stroke in ‘89 causing upper limb spasticity. I saw what happened to her, and then I saw what happens when you have a brand new tool to help possibly alleviate the upper limb spasticity. From listening to all the doctors I’ve toured with, I’ve learned that upper limb spasticity often develops about three or four months after a stroke when the patient is home. The regular visits are over; maybe even the physical therapy, and the secondary muscles of the arms compensate, take over and seize up. And you’ve seen it a million times. You’ve seen a hand that is crumpled. An arm that is twisted and frozen against the body. A palm that is closed and the finger-nails are growing into the palm. And that is a generalized view of upper limb spasticity. It works on the ego because it’s unsightly.  People judge the body because the body is different  ...more

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Why Do People With Alzheimer’s Wander?
By Frena Gray-Davidson

Don't think Alzheimer's experts know any more than you about Alzheimer's behaviors. They don't. So, your guess is as good as theirs. And, speaking as a longtime Alzheimer's dementia caregiver, frankly I think caregiver guesses are better than most other people's. So there! In my workshops, I always encourage family caregivers to guess. If the first guess seems to be wrong, guess again. Always be prepared to try something new when dealing with solving a difficult behavior  ...more

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Prairie Girl
By Arthur N. Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA

She was “Midwest born” and raised, and never felt quite at home in this upscale town, saturated with sleek German cars and Botox. For her, sturdy self-reliance and honesty were the criteria for all matters and, as always, enduring faith would guide her through whatever daunting challenges lay ahead  ...more

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Today's Caregiver Friendly Award 2014


From Judy: 
I am trying to care for my sister, 96 pounds and fragile. Three years ago, she had a hip replacement and now has to have a revised hip replacement. She just barely walks. I came from Dallas to cook and clean and take care of her dog. (I brought my 14-year-old blind and deaf dog with me and he had five seizures on our way here. Had to rush him to emergency.)

Nothing I do is good enough or suits her. I opened the blinds too much, I didn't clear the microwave, I didn't wake up at 6:30 a.m. when she yelled at me to go the bathroom. I am at my wits end and am resenting her. I miss my friends and grandchildren in Dallas. She is even bad mouthing me to her two friends. If she has her surgery in Dallas, after therapy, she will be staying with me indefinitely. She will have my room and I will have to sleep on the floor with a very bad back. What to do?

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